January 2021 Edition
COURSE SELECTION AND SCHEDULE CHANGES FOR STUDENTS 2020-2021
The procedure for establishing class size, schedules and staffing of teachers as well as ensuring a positive educational environment began in February with the course selection process. Teachers, administrators, counselors, students and parents collaborated on students’ course selections through the Spring Semester. Schedules are now finalized and changes from one course to another will not be considered. Students may, within the same class period:
1. Add a first semester course to an existing study hall or lunch by Monday, September 21, 2020.
2. Add a full year course to an existing study hall or lunch by Monday, September 21, 2020.
3. Add a second semester course by Monday, February 8, 2021.
Level changes for math, English, science and social studies (when appropriate) will be addressed and considered on an as needed basis throughout the school year. Level changes will allowed during the following time frames:
Monday, September 21, 2020 – Friday, January 22, 2021
* Friday, October 2, 2020 is the final deadline for level changes in English 12 Honors and English 12 Academic Literature
*Any year-long course that is dropped within the final two weeks of the 2nd marking period, Friday, January 8, 2021 and thereafter for the remainder of the school year will have the course grade recorded as a WP – Withdraw Pass or a WF – Withdraw Fail. The WP or WF will be based upon the cumulative average for the year at the time of the drop. The dropped course and appropriate designation of WF or WP will appear on the transcript.
Tuesday, January 26, 2021 to Friday, February 12, 2021
There will be no level changes after Friday, February 12, 2021 for the duration of the school year.
A Schedule Change Form must be completed with the appropriate signatures required and turned into the Counseling Office within the time frames listed above or they will not be considered.
TCHS Student of the Quarter 1
We are so proud of you!!!
Henderson High School’s music department will be well represented in this year’s round of PMEA District festivals. Congratulations to these talented individuals for their accomplishments!!!
4 Students will be representing HHS in District Orchestra:
Alex Hughes, Bassoon
Abheya Nair, Violin
Nolan Prochnau, Viola
Samuel Prochnau, Cello
7 Students will be representing HHS in District Band:
Caleb Fernandez, Tenor Saxophone
Alex Hughes, Bassoon
Michael Li, Bassoon
Laiya Mathew, Flute
James Moffat, Horn
Doug Newell, Tenor Saxophone
Catherine Startup, Saxophone
7 Students will be representing HHS in District Chorus:
Elizabeth Clark, Soprano
Monica Dolan, Soprano
Anna Tooke, Soprano
Brooke Shaw, Alto
Andrew Prude, Tenor
Ryan Hughes, Tenor
Will Campbell, Bass
Thank you for your continuing support of the HHS Music Department!
20 new members inducted to Henderson HS Tri-M Chapter 3754 National Music Honor Society
HHS Tri-M Music Honor Society is proud to present a Virtual Holiday Cabaret
Jenna Mulhern takes her third straight District 1 AAA title
HHS Equity Student Union Video
The Equity Student Union championed a Unity video. Mr. Stan Truong wrote the script and worked with senior Mac Smith as he created the video. In the spirit of the late Martin Luther King, Jr we are proud to stand up and share our voice against hate and racism.
Academic Competition January Scores
HHS: 100 HHS: 110
Conestoga: 80 Conestoga: 85
HHS: 80 HHS: 105
Rustin: 115 Rustin: 55
HHS: 95 HHS: 90
Octorara: 55 Octorara: 35
The Chester County playoffs are 2/23 for the varsity and 3/2 for the JV.
J.P. Cronauer Earns Eagle Scout
Regional FBLA Award Winners
Congratulations to the following students for their Regional FBLA Awards. These students automatically qualify for the state competition. This year as you know is a difficult one. We managed to participate in FBLA in a completely virtual manner. FBLA has 45 members this year – 21 of which competed in a virtual competition for regionals. This year’s winners are a mixture of remote, hybrid and cyber students.
Banking and Financial Systems - Kate Marion- 2nd place
Business Calculations - Aansh Devpura- 1st place
Business Law - Josh Baker- 3rd place
Intro to Business procedures - Trisha Orasanna - 1st AND Foram Shah - 2nd place
Intro to Information Technology - Adil jabri- 1st place
History of The Henderson Warrior
Dear Henderson Parents and Students,
I have always been extremely proud to be a part of the Henderson Community. It is a community that strives to be inclusive and embrace diversity, while remaining connected to our traditions. Perhaps one of the proudest traditions is our mascot, the Warrior. Over the summer, our administration took an in-depth look at this tradition. We wanted to learn more about the history of the Henderson Warrior, its association with Native American Indian Iconography, and how it is perceived through the lens of inclusiveness and diversity.
We had several conversations with students, staff members, community members, and alumni. We connected with faculty at West Chester University and the Chester County Historical Center. And, perhaps most importantly, we spoke with Native American Indians.
Interestingly enough, our research did not show how the Warrior became affiliated with Native American imagery. Through our research, we concluded that students, staff, community members, and alumni favor keeping the Warrior name while removing Native American imagery.
Using iconography that marginalizes a race of people is not a practice that we should continue. It has never been our community’s intention to deliberately offend anyone. We plan to work with the student body to create new imagery that is not offensive to Native Americans or any other race or religion. I look forward to working with the student body to re-brand our Warrior imagery, which we all can wear proudly. Go, Warriors!
Dr. Jason Sherlock
Henderson High School Principal